6.5 CEsDay 1 - April 26, 2023
5.5 CEsDay 2 - April 27, 2023
3.0 CEsDay 3 - April 28, 2023
15.0 CEsTotal

April 26, 2023

7:00am – 4:00pm


7:00am – 8:00am


8:00am – 8:15am

Welcome to the 2023 Annual Meeting

8:15am – 9:15am

AHIMA Update: Driving Member Value and Impact


Hear from AHIMA leadership as we discuss how the AHIMA mission of Empowering People to Impact Health™ is driving impact and value for you. We will also debut what AHIMA has planned for 2023 to empower our industry to build the future we want – and the future our healthcare system needs.

1.0 hrs   Evolving Topics   

9:15am – 10:00am

Break/Dedicated Exhibit Hall Time

10:00am – 11:30am

Laughing to Ease the Pain

A healthy dose of hilarity! This keynote is full of entertaining stories that educate audiences on the role humor plays in coping with health issues and everyday stress. It reveals humor strategies that anyone can use to improve their health.

1.5 hrs   Organizational Management and Leadership   

11:30am – 12:30pm

Lunch/Dedicated Exhibit Hall Time Silent Auction Opens

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Let Us Grow Together: Generating Pipelines for Health IT Professionals

This presentation reflects on the importance of early exposure to role models and education in HIT/HIM/HI. Dr. Howard discusses how we can increase student awareness of the field through a summer bridge program designed for rising Jr. and Sr. HIT/HIM/HI students interested in health informatics.

1.0 hrs   Informatics, Analytics and Data Use   

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

1.0 hrs   

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Break/Dedicated Exhibit Hall Time

3:00pm – 4:00pm

2023 Key Documentation Requirements to Support Split/Shared Billing

1.0 hrs   Revenue Cycle Management   

4:30pm – 6:30pm

MNHIMA Networking/Vendor Reception/Vendor Intros

1.0 hrs   Evolving Topics   

April 27, 2023

7:00am – 4:30pm


7:00am – 8:00am


8:00am – 8:15am

Welcome to the 2023 Annual Meeting

8:15am – 9:45am

Clinical Validation

We’ll explore the realities, guidelines and rules of clinical validation, the shortcomings of clinical validation queries and discuss strategies for addressing these challenges—with illustrative case examples.

1.5 hrs   Health Law and Compliance   

9:45am – 10:30am

Break/Dedicated Exhibit Hall Time

10:30am – 11:30am

The Pathway to Truth: Forensics in the Healthcare Field

Define MN State Law including surrounding states as each state statue is different, define the purpose of Forensic Nurse Examiners (FNEs) and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE), identify correct coding/billing guidelines (what has been working) as forensics does not follow Medicare/Medicaid protocol guidelines and fee schedules, examine expanded exams for coding/billing purposes, analyze SANE and Suspect Exam statistics, etc.

1.0 hrs   Evolving Topics   

11:30am – 12:30pm

MNHIMA Annual Business Meeting

12:30pm – 2:00pm

Distinguished Member Luncheon/Break/Dedicated Exhibit Hall Time

2:00pm – 3:00pm Track 1

Understanding the Complexities of Inpatient Rehabilitation Coding and Auditing

This presentation will review the complexities and unique aspects of IRF coding with an emphasis on impairment group selection and etiologic diagnosis assignment. The presentation will also review strategies for auditing the IRF record that can be used by acute inpatient and outpatient auditors that also have IRF responsibilities.

1.0 hrs   Data Structure, Content and Information Governance   

2:00pm – 3:00pm Track 2

Embracing Interoperability To Drive Efficiency and Improve Outcomes

This presentation will cover the benefits of automating Release of Information and the factors HIM teams should consider as they explore solutions. We will walk through how the automation works, including integration with EHRs, release restrictions, and reporting. We will also learn about the real-world experience of HIM teams and how they are using digital solutions to support the increasing volume of requests.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Participants will understand how automating clinical data exchange can drive efficiency in their ROI teams and empower them to focus more time on patient-centric activities
  2. Participants will learn important considerations for evaluating vendors
  3. Participants will learn key metrics for tracking return on investment of automating clinical data exchange

1.0 hrs   Data Structure, Content and Information Governance   

2:00pm – 3:00pm Track 3

Subpoenas & Authorizations: Basics to Prevent Violations, Breaches, & Lawsuits

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) leverages fines and other actions against healthcare organizations and entities which do not follow HIPAA guidelines. Many of the actions can be prevented by ensuring your staff has a good understanding of authorizations, requests, and subpoenas. In this presentation, we will go back to the basics as a refresher on some of the areas that are often missed, including the Minimum Necessary Standard.

1.0 hrs   Health Law and Compliance   

2:00pm – 3:00pm Track 4

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: A Cure for Data Pains

Whether you’re a patient, provider, HIM professional, or C-level administrator, the effectiveness and efficiency of providing healthcare are fundamental concerns. The US healthcare system is expensive and wasteful and ranked near the bottom of the Bloomberg list of Healthcare Efficiency Scores (Miller, 2018). What can be done about it? By introducing AI and Machine Learning, providers can streamline complex and inefficient processes, bolster physician productivity, increase patient satisfaction, and improve their bottom line. This presentation will provide a high-level overview of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and suggest some practical uses to improve organizational efficiency and revenue capture.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the basics of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Explore some of the various uses for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in healthcare
  • Explore examples of technology applications in Revenue Management
  • Discuss the hurdles associated with developing a robust AI initiative within your business

1.0 hrs   Evolving Topics   

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Break/Dedicated Exhibit Hall Time/Prize Drawings

Silent Auction Closes at 3:30

1.0 hrs   Evolving Topics   

3:30pm – 4:30pm Track 1

OIG Workplan: A CDI-Focused Examination of Compliance Priorities

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) regularly focuses its auditing efforts on high-dollar, high-quantity clinical conditions at risk of being incorrectly documented and/or coded. Understanding the OIG focus areas can help CDI programs protect their organizations against compliance risk, educate providers, and conduct internal auditing to ensure their organizations do not become a postpayment statistic. Participants will learn the new, updated, and ongoing target areas applicable to Medicare Parts A and B that have been selected for elevated enforcement. New target areas will be specifically discussed, and attendees will walk away with recommendations for assessing and reducing post-payment risk associated with OIG target areas.

1.0 hrs   Clinical Foundations   

3:30pm – 4:30pm Track 2

Leadership: Becoming and Growing

1.0 hrs   Organizational Management and Leadership   

3:30pm – 4:30pm Track 3

Unifying ROI Across the Enterprise

This session will address how large health systems are unifying ROI and the path they are taking to achieve this goal. While many health systems have discussed transitioning to a unified approach, COVID-19 demonstrated that it’s past time to accelerate this transition. The session will identify how to build the business case, project planning, pitfalls and lessons and the benefits to an entire health system.

Achieving compliance while improving service and reducing cost is the central challenge for ROI. As this session will underscore, achieving these goals requires a unified approach to ROI across the enterprise, including ambulatory services and affiliated practices.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the benefits of moving from fragmented to unified ROI and how to build the business case
  • Consider gaps and roadblocks in the levels of integration of your organization’s ROI systems
  • Review requisite building blocks for unifying ROI and models and milestones for transitioning ROI to an enterprise system

1.0 hrs   Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security   

3:30pm – 4:30pm Track 4

Preparing for Automation – A Use Case for Security Standardization (Take 2)

1.0 hrs   Informatics, Analytics and Data Use   

April 28, 2023

7:00am – 8:00am


7:00am – 8:00am


7:45am – 8:00am

Welcome to the 2023 Annual Meeting

8:00am – 9:00am Track 1

E & M Coding Topic

1.0 hrs   Evolving Topics   

8:00am – 9:00am Track 2

Trauma Registry

1.0 hrs   

8:00am – 10:00am Track 3

Educators’ Session

2.0 hrs   

8:00am – 9:00am Track 4

ABCs of Patient Representatives: What Are They & When Do they Apply?

The COVID public health emergency and the OCR’s patient access initiatives have brought a renewed focus on patient representatives in Release of Information (ROI). HIM professionals are often required to navigate emotionally-fraught situations, such as the recent death of a parent or the unexpected illness of a spouse, while still complying with state and federal laws. This presentation will provide attendees with an understanding of who qualifies as a patient representatives, when they apply, and how to ensure patient access while maintaining protecting patient privacy.

1.0 hrs   Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security   

9:00am – 10:00am Track 1

Risk Adjustment Session A

1.0 hrs   Revenue Cycle Management   

9:00am – 10:00am Track 2

Birth Defect Registry

1.0 hrs   

9:00am – 10:00am Track 4

Data Governance Wins You Can Make Right Now

You may already be a Data Steward, even if your organization doesn’t have a formal Data Governance program in place. We’ll discuss four ways to put structure around current data practices:

  • Build a Business Glossary
  • Create a Data Map (and keep it updated!)
  • Catalog Every Report
  • Survey Your Users

Case studies from healthcare and at least 1 other local industry and time for Q&A and sharing best practices.

1.0 hrs   Informatics, Analytics and Data Use   

10:00am – 10:45am


10:45am – 11:45am Track 1

Risk Adjustment Session B

1.0 hrs   Revenue Cycle Management   

10:45am – 11:45am Track 2

Cancer Registry

1.0 hrs   Data Structure, Content and Information Governance   

10:45am – 11:45am Track 3

Underlying Causes of Duplicate Patient Records

Attendees can expect to leave the session with an understanding of what key demographic data fields pose the greatest challenge in patient matching, including a statistical summary of demographic data discrepancies on confirmed duplicate records from across the U.S. Audience will also learn MPI management best practices and review some of the newer workflows that are adding to existing issues in accurate patient matching, including how to identify the issue(s) and mitigate future problems.

1.0 hrs   Data Structure, Content and Information Governance   

10:45am – 11:45am Track 4

Corporate Compliance Oversight​

1.0 hrs   

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